Medal of six Minnesota beers at the World Beer Cup in Minneapolis

Six Minnesota beers won medals at the World Beer Cup, held this week in Minneapolis.

The awards were announced at a ceremony Thursday night at the end of the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Three breweries won gold medals: the Dual Citizen Brewing Company in St. Louis. Paul for his Mayhem and Mischief barley wine, Bent Paddle Taproom – Pilot Brewery in Duluth for his altbier and Pantown Brewing Company in St. Paul. Cloud for Drop Forge Milk Stout.

Three others won bronze: the Dangerous Man Brewing Company in Minneapolis for its Double Cream Coffee Dream, the Bent Paddle for its Bent Hop International IPA and the Minneapolis Brass Foundry Brewing Company for its Bottom Bouncer Brown Ale.

Organizers say the 2022 World Beer Cup was the largest ever, with more than 10,000 entries from nearly 2,500 breweries from 57 countries.

“The World Beer Cup shows the incredible breadth and talent of the global brewing community,” Chris Swersey, director of the World Beer Cup competition, said in a press release. “Winning an award at this highly competitive event symbolizes one of the greatest achievements in the art of brewing.”

The Brewers Association held the first World Cup competition in beer in 1996, according to the website. The next World Beer Championship will be on May 10, 2023 in Nashville.

Correction: (May 5, 2022): A previous version of this report stated an incorrect number of winning breweries in Minnesota. The story has been updated.

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